LAS VEGAS, Nevada (The Adobo Chronicles, Las Vegas Bureau) – The 66th edition of the Miss Universe Pageant will be held on November 26 this year at The AXIS in Las Vegas, Nevada. Iris Mittenaere of France will crown her successor at the end of the event.
The Miss Universe Pageant is no stranger to controversy, the most notorious of which was when host Steve Harvey announced the wrong winner during the 64th pageant — Miss Colombia instead of Miss Philippines.
Well, yet another controversy has come up.
Apparently, the final question that will be asked of the top finalists in this years’ pageant has been leaked to some contestants, including Miss U.S.A. and Miss Philippines.
The leaked question:
”If you had the sole power to choose the president of your country, who would you choose: Donald Trump or Rodrigo Duterte, and why?”
Truly, the Miss Universe pageant is not all about beauty, but brains as well.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – Donald Trump used to own the Miss Universe Organization which sponsors the annual Miss Universe Beauty Pageant.
But now that he’s president, Trump wants nothing to do with the next Miss Universe — if it happens to be Miss Venezuela.
Trump’s new travel ban covers 8 countries, including Venezuela.
The Miss Universe Organization is headquartered in New York, and the winning beauty is provided an apartment in the Big Apple throughout her reign.
Unless it is Miss Venezuela.
Venezuela has accumulated more Big Four international pageant titles than any other country, including seven Miss Universe winners, six Miss World winners, seven Miss International winners and two Miss Earth winners.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – For the first time ever, Andok’s, the household name for litson manok and other grilled meat and fish, is partnering with The Adobo Chronicles to launch an annual search for ‘Pambansang Litson Manok.’
The online voting will culminate in a special awards ceremony to be held on December 31, 2017 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
Andok’s and The Adobo Chronicles today jointly announced the criteria for the 2017 award:
Contest is open to all elected officials (like VP Robredo, Senators Trillanes and Hontiveros) news media companies (like Inquirer and Rappler), bloggers (like Jim Paredes and Raissa Robles) and trollers (like the Silent Majority and Resbak Operatives.)
In order to qualify, nominees must have been repeatedly ‘burned’ (na-litson) for their comments, actions or stories (in the case of the news media.)
The contest is open to both pro- and anti-Duterte elements, but 10 bonus points will automatically be awarded to anti-Duterte nominees.
The board of judges will especially be looking out for national embarrassing situations involving the nominees.
Anyone who has a Facebook or Twitter account can submit a nomination.
Nominations may be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or submitted directly to any Andok’s food stand.
Deadline for nominations is October 31, 2017, Halloween.
The declared winner will receive a tax-free, undisclosed dollar account courtesy of FilAm millionaire Loida Nicolas-Lewis